Lift tickets may be sold out for certain dates based on demand, open terrain, and safety procedures. Currently, lift tickets are sold out for Thursday, November 26 & Friday, November 27. If you are planning a visit, we recommend you secure your tickets online first.

Mountain Information

Updated Wednesday, November 25

Snowmass and Aspen Mountain are open for the season! With limited terrain on Snowmass and Aspen, and our desire to spread people out to support community efforts towards containing the spread of COVID-19, we will also be opening Panda Peak at Buttermilk for beginners starting Thursday, November 26 and running through Saturday, November 28. Aspen Highlands will open the Thunder Bowl lift and terrain for Thanksgiving Day only, Thursday, November 26 before returning to the race training venue for AVSC on Friday and through the weekend. Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk will close after these temporary openings and reopen as scheduled in December.

Ticket offices will be open only for voucher redemption and Aspen Card pickup. Day tickets must be purchased online here, even day of tickets (please note that lift tickets are sold out for Friday, November 27 and Saturday, November 28) Those who have purchased lift tickets and passes in advance, and have received a QR code, can pick up their Aspen Cards at pickup boxes located at the base of each mountain. We will not be offering sightseeing tickets over opening weekend and until further notice.

We ask that guests be thoughtful about the limited terrain and do what they can to spread out across the four mountain options and try to avoid the busiest times of day. Please understand this is not a typical opening day and if we want to be skiing in December and beyond, it is crucial that we all recognize this and do our part. We are all excited to get on the slopes and make some turns, but let’s try to each do our part to keep the season alive. Mask wearing will be mandatory in all base areas, in all lift lines, on all lifts and in all available facilities. Please come with a mask (or two) that you are comfortable wearing throughout the day. Masks may be lowered while actually skiing and riding.

With limited terrain, Aspen Mountain and Snowmass will be closed to uphilling between 8am-5pm daily Monday November 23 through Sunday November 29. Safety concerns make this necessary and we ask that you please respect these closures.

Food and beverage services will be limited by state and county regulations and will be limited to 25% capacity for indoor dining, with grab and go items available for outdoor dining. Operational changes, including to on-mountain dining and ski school offerings, may occur before or during your visit based on restrictions as mandated by county health agencies. Our priority is your safety and we’ll strive to keep timely updates on changes here.
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Snowmass
Snowmass is open with approximately 87 acres served by the Village Express, Elk Camp Gondola, Elk Camp Meadows Chair and the Sky Cab. Elk Camp and Ullrhof restaurants are open with food service and Sam’s is available for warming and facilities with no food service. Rentals and lessons are available. Check the Aspen Snowmass App or view the Snowmass Grooming Report and Snowmass Lift Status for more details on open terrain and lift hours.
Aspen Snowmass
Aspen Snowmass

Aspen Mountain
Aspen Mountain is open with approximately 162 acres and top-to-bottom skiing. The Silver Queen Gondola, Ajax Express, Little Nell and Bell Mountain chairs are running. The Sundeck is open for food service and facilities. Rental retail and lessons are available. Check the Aspen Snowmass App or view the Aspen Mountain Grooming Report and Aspen Mountain Lift Status for more details on open terrain and lift hours.

Aspen Highlands
Aspen Highlands will open the Thunder Bowl lift with Golden Horn and ThunderBowl runs accessible for a total of 50 acres on Thursday the 26th only. The lift will run from 9am to 3:30pm. There will be no on-mountain food services or facilities. After Thursday Aspen Highlands will operate as the race training venue for AVSC and visiting alpine teams until scheduled opening on December 12th. Aspen Highlands will open again for daily operations on December 12, 2020. Check the Aspen Snowmass App or view the Aspen Highlands Grooming Report and Aspen Highlands Lift Status for more details on open terrain and lift hours when we open.

Buttermilk
Buttermilk will open the Panda Peak lift and terrain from Thursday, Nov. 26 through Sunday, Nov. 28th. There will be no on-mountain food service, however restrooms facilities will be available at Bumps. Private lessons will be available. This is a great option for first time skiers who are staying in Aspen. Buttermilk will open again for daily operations on December 18, 2020. Check the Aspen Snowmass App or view the Buttermilk Grooming Report and Buttermilk Lift Status for more details on open terrain and lift hours when we open.

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Safety Precautions

In these uncertain times, skiing feels more vital than ever. The 2020-2021 winter season is sure to be a unique season with updated safety operating procedures, social distancing enforcement, and other measures to keep our guests, employees, and community safe; but the spirit of our mountains remains the same. We're excited to welcome you back to Aspen Snowmass!

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